Immokalee bulletin
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Thursday, October 4, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 38 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Inside... Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Chamber to host Appreciation DayThe Immokalee Chamber of Commerce and Ave Maria Water Park will be having a Chamber Member Appreciation Day this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m.–3p.m. at the Ave Maria Water Park. Cost $5 per adult; children under three are free. The rst 40 chamber members get in free. Coolers welcome, Bring your own snacks. You must RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 4, by 4:30 p.m. for tickets. Please call 239-6573237. From Immokalee go south of First Street to Camp Keais Road. Turn left, Take Camp Keais Rad south to Ave Maria entrance (on right). Follow circle arend to Ave Maria Blvd and turn right (north). Continue north 1.5 miles. Water park will be n your right. Take the rst right at the roundabout to get to the parking area. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Karen BartlettHappy Birthday calls for a celebration and this one brought 30 new books to the Guadalupe Center to celebrate their 30th year serving the educational needs of local children. The books are now a part of the center’s library thanks to Southwest Florida design/construction rm of Owens Ames Kimball to help commemorate their 30th year serving the community as well. Guadalupe Center student, Leah Reyna is obviously very happy to be enjoying a new book with classmates. See another photo on Page 4 Owens Ames Kimball shares 30th anniversary by providing 30 books for local childrenBy Karen BartlettSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Two long-time Collier County organizations are celebrating their 30th birthday this year, but it was the children of Immokalee who got the presents this month, when four executives of Owens Ames Kimball arrived at the Guadalupe Center with a symbolic 30 books for their library. The design/construction rm of Owens Ames Kimball has been serving the Southwest Florida Community for 30 years. And for 30 years, the non-pro t Guadalupe Center of Immokalee has been providing educational, social, and other support programs beginning with early childhood education and after-school programs through college for the impoverished children of Immokalee. Presenting the books to the children and Guadalupe Center Guadalupe Center celebrates and shares 30th birthday celebrationSee BIRTHDAY — Page 2 Boys and Girls Club soon to be a part of ImmokaleeBy Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin For three hours on Sept.15, Immokalee kids got to spend some great time with adults or was it the other way around? Sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, the Day for Kids event took place at the future home of the Boys and Girls Club Immokalee Campus at Roberts Avenue and 11th Street. Fun day event gives kids a look at the ‘Club life’See CLUB — Page 2 Submitted photoTony Orr, Boys and Girls Club Vice President


2 Immokalee Bulletin October 4, 2012 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/immokaleeTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. Free food, free T-shirts, bounce houses, face painting, petting zoo, a rock wall what better way to get kids and adults having fun together? The Day for Kids is intended to showcase how play can help foster creativity and imagination to develop life skills. The day includes adults in this incredible process. Kids enjoy after school activities at Immokalee Middle and High Schools and, along with the Naples Children and Education Foundation (NCEF), the club helped present a free eight-week summer camp at Lake Trafford Elementary School for 300 kids. Sharing time with children is the key to helping them grow, learn and become responsible adults, according to the club’s view. Boys and Girls Club of Collier County cites a list of statistics that point to the need for more and better adult-child interaction: Florida has the third highest dropout rate in the country. Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy noted that a 15-19 year-olds account for more than 20 percent of violent crimes in the United States. In 2005, 9.9 percent of youth aged 12-17 were current illicit drug users. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than one-third of high school youth meet the recommended levels of physical activity. According to a Boys and Girls Club release, “From academic failure and gang activity to poverty, drugs and violence, kids face a daunting array of problems with serious consequences and fewer safety nets at home and in the community. BGC Day for Kids is one small step in rebuilding ”villages” in our neighborhoods, providing young people with the skills and motivation they need to have great futures, while protecting them from the dangerous problems they face every day.” Tony Orr, Boys and Girls Club Vice President of Resource Development, said the Immokalee Club has two full-time employees and several part timers. The organization is open to all kids of different kids and helps them toward a better understanding of and commitment to a well-rounded lifestyle CLUBContinued From Page 1 President Barbara Oppenheim were O-A-K executives Rick Gutknecht, superintendent; Patrick Conran, vice president of operations/ general superintendent and Abrie Spies, Project Manager. “It was such a signi cant gesture,” said Oppenheim. “Owens Ames Kimball was instrumental in the building of our facility, and creating our children’s love for reading is a cornerstone in our quest to break the cycle of poverty in Immokalee.” BIRTHDAYContinued From Page 1 I HOPE is working in partnership with EverBank of Naples to provide home rehabilitation to families in Immokalee who own their own homes. A maximum of $10,000 of grant money will be available to each qualifying home. Up to 12 families will be selected to have homes rehabbed under one of two grants as follows:  Energy Ef ciency & Weatherization Rehabilitation to include the following: Exterior doors Heating and air conditioning systems Insulation Water heaters Roo ng Accessibility Rehabilitation to include the following: Exterior ramp, sidewalk, or driveway Handicapped bathrooms, including sink, toilet, shower, grab bars and vanities Handicapped kitchen cabinets and sinks Carpentry to widen doors Replacing carpet with linoleum tiles Several quali cations must be met. First of all, a family must be low income-proof must be provided in forms to be provided later. Secondly, work is only provided for families who live in their own home in Immokalee in which the owners make that place their primary residence. Proof must be provided that you own your own home or that you are purchasing it. Those who might be interested in being placed on the list must stop by the of ces of First Baptist Church, 1411 Lake Trafford Road and see secretary, Serena Robinson Monday through Friday from 9-Noon or 1-3:30 P.M. Referrals will then be taken by her to the I HOPE of ce. Should this program meet with success, it will be renewed annually. I HOPE offers more help to local families The Florida National Guard, 856th Quartermaster Support Company, signed a veyear expanded renewal for 11,250 Square Feet at The TMI building, 2050 Commerce Ave, Immolalee. The single story Industrial ex building, located in Tradeport Technology park, started housing the National Guard in 2007, occupying 7500 square feet. The Quartermaster support Company required additional training space, because they expanded from the original (7) seven troops to over 150 troops with 40 of those troops presently deployed to Afghanistan. Additional tenants in the building are Collier Child Care Resources, The Salvation Army and IHOPE Distribution Center. The CAT has a bus stop at the side of the TMI Building. Presently available at the building: 1875 square foot air conditioned of ce and 1875 square ft of warehouse space. National Guard signs deal for larger space Collier County residents who wish to vote in the 2012 General Election must be registered by Oct. 9. The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6, General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Once the registration books are closed, voter registrations may be accepted for the purpose of subsequent elections only. To register, eligible citizens must complete a voter registration application form. Application forms are available at the CollierVotes.com “Register to Vote” web page, the Supervisor of Elections of ces, driver license of ces, public libraries, government satellite of ces, recruitment of ces of the armed forces, and state agencies that provide public assistance and services to disabled residents. Application forms must be printed, signed and returned to the Supervisor of Elections of ce. The main of ce in the Collier Government Complex, 3295 Tamiami Trail will extend its hours to 8 p.m. on Oct. 9, to acommodate additional new registrants. To verify voter registration status, registered voters may go online to the CollierVotes.com “Am I Registered” web page. For more information on Collier County Elections, visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections of ce at 239-252-8450. Voter registration books to close October 9


Diverse community leaders deliver letter to Collier Sheriff Rambosk denouncing renewal of 287g programMore than 30 non-pro t directors, clergy, medical professionals and teachers call for an end to formal collaboration between Collier County Sheriff's Of ce and Immigration and Customs Enforcement On Monday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Sheriff's Of ce in Naples (3319 Tamiami Trail East), a coalition of Collier County leaders -including Ave Maria School of Law's director of Asylum and Immigrant Rights Law Clinic, Dr. Alexander Vernon; Redlands Christian Migrant Association area coordinator Gloria Padilla; and The Rev. Miguel Estrada of Mision Peniel Presbyterian Church -held a press conference to coincide with the longawaited delivery of a letter calling for an end to 287g. The letter, addressed to Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, reads: We, the undersigned, are grateful for y our of ce's many good works. We know y ou share our strong belief that trust from the community is crucial to the ability of the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce to excel in its job. As leaders in the Collier County community, we also believe strongly in open dialogue with our elected of cials on matters of great importance Indeed, it is our responsibility as community leaders in order to be accountable to those we serve. An issue of tremendous concern for our clients, congregants, neighbors, loved ones and ourselves is the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce collaboration with Immigration Customs and Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security under the 287g Memorandum of Agreement. A Naples Daily News editorial underscored the severity of the 287g program -which they report has resulted in the deportation of more than 3,500 Collier County residents since 2007 -writing that it is "not strong enough to citizens who believe that being here illegaly, period, ought to be enough to w arrant deportation, but it is a big step in that direction." Indeed, it acknowledges that the 287g program has resulted in the deportation of individuals not only for felonies, but "for lesser offenses such as traf c infractions and other misdemeanors offenses." We have witnessed rsthand the widespread distrust and fear bred among families in our community due to the 287g program, and we know that your of ce's continued participation in it will lamentably exacerbate this trend. Accordingly, we respectfully ask you as Sheriff, with the well-being of both our community and the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce in mind, that you not renew the 287g agreement. Sincerely, Barbara Mainster, executive director of Redlands Christian Migrant Association Sister Maureen Kelleher, managing attorney of Legal Aid Services of Collier County Ninfa Drago, program director at Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Lucas Benitez, co-director of Coalition of Immokalee Workers Professor Alexander Vernon, Acting Director of Asylum and Immigrant Rights Clinic at Ave Maria Law School Karl Glander, Service Director, Amigos Center in Immokalee, FL Rev. Onorio Benacchio, C.S., parochial vicar at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church The Rev. Miguel Estrada, pastor of Mision Peniel (Presbyterian Church U.S.A.) The Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Harp, pastor of Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, Naples The Rev. Roy M. Terry IV, pastor of Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Naples The Rev. Dr. Ron Patterson, pastor of Naples United Church of Christ in Naples, FL Father Patrick O’Connor, Jesus the Worker Catholic Parish, Fort Myers (formerly of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Immokalee) Lidia Luna, owner of Azteca Supercentro in Immokalee, FL Daniel Dix, owner of The Bean and Queen Mary Pub in Ave Maria, FL Luis Trejo, owner of Mi Ranchito in Immokalee, FL William Trevino, President, Lions Club of Immokalee Dr. Juan Puerto, MD, Immokalee Family Doctors Clinic Araceli Gomez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Marion Feather Clinic Paul Midney, RN, patient advocate at Marion Fether Clinic Vickie Carr, community liason of Greater Immokalee Front Porch Adan Labra, area coordinator of Farmworker Association Carlene Thissen, author of Immokalee: Fields of Hope Claudia Saenz, co-coordinator of Student/Farmworker Alliance Elaine Vacarro, Chairperson of Collier County Democratic Womens Club Jordan Buckley, co-coordinator of Interfaith Action of SW Florida Grey Torrico, coordinator of Collier Neighborhood Stories Project Katie Mominee, instructor at Immokalee Technical Center Annisa Karem, President of Collier County Democratic Club Jake Ratner, National Coordinator Just Harvest USA Mickey Gargan, Chairwoman of Democratic Party of Collier County Ricky Chairez, Program Director, “La Ley,” WAFZ, 92.1 FM / 1490 AM Doug Wilson, President of the Collier County Chapter of the ACLU287g In a community which has such a large immigrant population, it is divisive, and disrespectful to the community, to have the Sheriff's Of ce also work as ICE agents. It is NOT constructive to be putting an ICE Hold on people who only have a traf c violation, or a misdemeanor. Unfortunately, for those working class people, the ICE Hold will cause them to lose their jobs, possibly their homes, and perhaps their families. Honest workers need to be legalized, assisted, and protected by our community organizations. We should be working together to reward the honest laborers of Collier County. Violent criminals, rapists, convicted felons, and felony fugitives need to get deported. America is a melting pot of the best people from the rest of the world, not the criminals. Sincerely, Albert Batista, Esq. Success for who?Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk recently stated during a television interview on WINK news, that the participation of his department in the 287-G program, with the U.S. Immigration and Citizen Enforcement (I.C.E.), has been a success, but did not elaborate. My observation of the effect of 287-G to our community has been predominantly negative and I consider it a failure on many levels. First of all 287-G breaks up the famil y unit, and it removes a signi cant number o f workers from our area during a recession, adversely affecting small businesses. The 287-G program negatively affects all tax payers. The family that is left behind when someone is deported frequently resorts to government assistance, also the tax payers have to foot the bill for the thousands of incarcerated immigrants. I ask, what is Sheriff Rombosk's de nition of success? Juan R. Puerto, MD ImmokaleeHenning betrays supportersCommissioner Tom Henning, Many of the people who supported you for reelection to District 3 Commissioner did so in the belief you shared our desire to reform the "good old boy" politics in Collier County. It started with Jackson Labs asco and ended with the defeat of Commissioner Jim Coletta in the August 14 Republican Primary. Now Commissioner Georgia Hiller wants to complete the process to create transparency in county government by replacing the County Manager and County Attorney. But your behavior at the BCC meeting on September 26 in support of Leo Ochs and Jef f Klatzkow, indicates you have sold out your supporters. You are the classic "weathervane politico". John “Robinhood” Lundin Candidadte for County commissioner, District 5, Democrat BURIAL INSURANCE AND FINAL EXPENSE INSURANCEA tough topic to discuss Average funeral expenses $6,560 Average household debt is more than $10,000 Anyone who has lost a loved one, knows how dif“cult loss can be. The emotions can be overwhelming, but one quickly “nds how hard of a time it can be “nancially as well. The cost of a funeral can add up quickly, and the last thing someone needs to worry about in such a dif“cult time is if they will be able to cover the funeral expenses. That is why planning ahead to “nd a policy that “ts your needs is critical. 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4 Immokalee Bulletin October 4, 2012 Highlights in student achievementBy Joe LandonCollier County District Schools We told you last week about the big meeting coming up Tuesday at Immokalee High School. It’ll be a regular meeting of the School Board, held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the high school auditorium. You, of course, are invited to attend – by School Board Chair Roy Terry and our Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton. Translators will be available and we have several live, student musical performances planned. And you’ll probably recall that we told you one of the highlights at the School Board Meeting will be the recognition of the Immokalee High School BETA Club for bringing home national honors from the 32nd Annual National BETA Club Convention – quite the accomplishment. Forty-eight Immokalee Indians made the trip to the convention held this summer in Greensboro, NC. The Immokalee Indians were crowned National Champions in the Campaign Skit team competition, a repeat honor for our BETA Club. The team also placed fourth in the Scrapbook and Group Talent categories. What the Immokalee BETA students have achieved this summer was truly amazing in that no other BETA group was a back-to-back champion. And this was a community effort. The Immokalee club says “thank you” to The Immokalee Foundation for a grant contribution used for props, costumes, and the campaign skit. BETA stands for Better Education Through Achievement. The national mission: To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students – but the local club motto really says it all, “Let us lead by serving others.” Being a BETA Club member isn’t easy. Those who wish to take part in convention activities have to maintain a 3.0 GPA (grade point average). There’s a long and storied history here. Immokalee High School has been very actively involved with BETA for a half century, since the 1960’s, and club members have done exceptionally well in both state and national competitions – having won awards at the state level every year since the 60’s and at the national level every year since 1989. To put the Immokalee BETA Club’s success into perspective, nationwide there are now more than 420,000 active members representing more than 8,000 clubs. So, we’ll see you Tuesday at 4 p.m. over at Immokalee High School for the School Board Meeting which will include the BETA Club recognition. Students First The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is offering free English classes for Spanish and Creole speaking people eager to learn. Classes are on Thursday’s from 7-8:30 p.m. The location is at 1335 N. 15th Street, Immokalee. Next to the Royals Furniture in the Collins Plaza. For more information, call 239-826-4190. Clase De Ingles Gratis! La Iglesia De Jesucristo De los Santos de los Ultimos Dias ofrese clases de Ingles. Es gratis para todos que hablan Espanol o Creole. El lugar de los clases esta en 1335 N. 15th Street en Immokalee. Junta de la tienda de Royals en la Collins Plaza. CuandoTodo los Jueves a 7-8:30 p.m. Para mas informacion Llamen a 239-826-4190. Klas Angle Gratis! Legliz Jezikri Pou Sen Denye Jou Yo Klas Angle Gratis a 1335 N.15th street, Immokalee. Jedi 7-8 p.m. Pou Plis Enfomasyon Rele 239-826-1752 Free English class offered for Spanish and Creole speakers Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Karen BartlettNew books bring smilesGuadalupe Center student Adrian Laguna enjoys one of the 30 new books donated the the Center library by design/construction rm of Owens Ames Kimball in celebration of their 30th year in the local business community and to commemorate the Guadalupe Center's 30th Birthday serving local children in learning. Edison State College Collier Campus is hosting a Dual Enrollment Information Night for all Collier County high school, technical school and home school students and their parents. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 in the new Allen & Marla Weiss Health Sciences Hall, Building, N-148 of Edison State College Collier Campus. “This is a great opportunity for area high school students to learn how they can simultaneously earn college credit while working on their high school diploma,” said Dr. Robert R. Jones, Campus President, Edison State College Collier Campus. “This is an excellent chance for students to get a head start on their college education goals.” Students participating in dual enrollment earn college credit without paying for tuition, fees or books. “We appreciate the collaborative partnership we have with Collier County schools so that dual enrollment for high school students is possible,” said Dr. Christine Davis, Campus Dean of Student Affairs. For additional information and to RSPV, please email Ashley.sunyog@edison.edu. Edison State Collier Campus to host dual enrollment night


Parents, volunteers, coaches, friends, umpires and board membersThe Immokalee Little League, Board of Directors will be having their beginning of season meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. The location will be at “Kemp’s Plaza” 1015 Main St. Unit #10. If you haven’t put in, or called in, your nomination before then, this will be the time for you to put your nomination in. It’s time to start getting ready for our 2012–2013 seasons. It’s getting to be that time of the year again when we can watch our sons; daughters learn to play the game of baseball or softball. The Immokalee Little League is now accepting nominations for all positions on the board. The positions that are written below are the seats available. If anyone would like to become a member of the Board of Directors, or would like to nominate a person, or need more information, please give us a call at the numbers provided. We are also accepting applications for volunteers, umpires, asst. coaches, coach’s etc….. Please come out and support our children. Just remember: “The children we teach and train today, is Immokalee’s future, tomorrow” Contact information: Last year Board of Directors President: Juan Garcia Jr. (239-628-2549), Vice-President & Concession Mgr: Joshu a Rincon (239-229-8972) Secretary: Corinna Garcia: (239-4628705), Treasurer & Safety Of cer: William Trevino III (239-324-3072) Player Agent: Hector Ramos (239-5649645), Equipment Mgr.: William Trevino Jr. (239-324-3075) Information Agent: Lisa Garcia (239-503-0922) Immokalee Little League Board Of Directors positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Player Agent, Information Agent, Safety Of cer, Concessions Mgr. Equipment Mgr. Come out and volunteer, make your community proud. Immokalee Little League announces new season meeting florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heartworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, October 6 from 8 to 9:30 amWALGREENS 5 Immokalee Bulletin October 4, 2012 The Immokalee Lions Club in collaboration with the Association of Farm Workers in Florida would like to invite you to a Columbus Day Celebration. The event will be held at the RCMA Building on Main St. on Sunday, Oct. 14 The festivities will begin at 2 till 6 p.m. We will be holding a raf e, 1st prize will be a 42” TV, 2nd prize will be a GPS Navigational System and third prize will be a Digital Camera for $5 a ticket. Tickets w ill be on sale until and on the day of the rafe. If you would like to purchase tickets just give us a call at the number provided. We w ill also be having a DJ to play your favorite songs, face painting for the kids and small raf es. We will also be having guest speakers, Folkloric Dancers and we will be selling Carne Guisada dinner plate which includes the Carne Guisada, rice, beans, salad, (03) tortillas and a beverage for $7 a plate. We w ill also be having a concessions stand for those of you who just want to snack. Come on out and join us for a few hours of fun. All proceeds will help pay for people in need of getting eye surgeries, and for the upcoming eye screenings that will be held in Immokalee. Come out and help support. William Trevino Jr. 239-324-3075, William Trevino III 239-324-3072, Adan Labra 239-229-9196 En Espanol El Club De Leones De Immokalee El Club De Leones De Immokalee en colaboracion con La Assosacion De Campesinos De Florida los invita ah la Celebracion De La Hispanidad. El evento sera en el RCMA edi cio en la calle Main Street en el dia Domingo, Oct. 14. El evento se comensara ah las 2 p.m. de la tarde asta las 6 p.m. Vamos ah tener una rifa, primer lugar se llevara un television de “42 pulgadas, Segundo lugar se llevara una systema Navigacional GPS, y terser lugar se llevara una camara digitable. Boletos van estaran de venta asta el dia de el evento y, en el dia de el evento. Si gusta comprar boletos se puede llamar al numero puesto. Tanbien vamos ah tener un DJ que va tocar musica, va ver pintura de la cara para los ninos, y rifas chicas. Vamos ah tener el grupo Danza “Azteca Cristo Rey,” personas dignotarios que van hablar sobre la comunidad. El Club De Leones vah estar bendiendo platos de carne Guisada, vah incluido arroz, frijoles, (03) tortillas y una bebida solamente por $7 dolares el plato. Se va bender saboritas, Hot Dogs, Nachos, y Frito Pies. Bienvenidos todos para que tengan un buen tiempo conosotros esta dia de celebracion. Todo los fondos recaudados sera para uso de sirugias de ojos y para los eventos de cheqeos de ojos en las proximas dias. Salgan este dia para supportar nuestro organizasiones. William Trevino Jr. 239-324-3075, William Trevino III 239-324-3072, Adan Labra 239-324-9196 Immokalee Lions Club to host Columbus Day celebration Lipman, North America’s largest open eld tomato grower, was recently named “Produce Vendor of the Year 2012” by US Foods, one of the country’s leading food distributors. “These awards recognize the excellence that results from hard work, innovation and commitment,” said Pietro Satriano, chief merchandising of cer for US Foods. “Our vendors deliver the products and services that make US Foods and our customers successful – and this year’s winners set the standard for quality in our industry.” More than 3,000 vendors were evaluated on a variety of criteria, including sales growth, gross margin improvement, merchandising support, product quality, divisional sales support and logistics. More than 60 US Foods divisions and support of ces participated in the selection process. Lipman was one of six companies recognized for its contribution and service. “We are dedicated to providing fresh, dependable produce to our customers 365 days a year,” said Darren Miccelle, chief operating of cer for Lipman. “We are pleased to accept this award, and want to thank US Foods for the recognition as we continue to grow and supply produce throughout North America.” Lipman commands a signi cant percentage of the fresh tomato industry with 30 locations throughout the United States and Mexico. Lipman named ‘Produce Vendor of the Year’ by US Foods Free clothing exchangeThe Immokalee Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are doing a Service project by having a Free Clothing Exchange from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 13 The church is located at 1335 N. 15th Street in Immokalee, next to Royals Furniture in the Collins Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. Items from baby size clothing to adult clothing will be available for FREE. All left over clothing will be donated to charity. For more information, call 239-503-5775.


For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeCLEANING We are currently looking for someone that has cleaning experience to work part-time to maintain the cleanliness of our building. The hours to work will need to be between 7 a.m. 4 p.m. only working 4 hours a day for 5 days a week. This position will pay $9.00 an hour with no bene ts. If interested, please apply at PACE Center for Girls, 160 N. 1st Street, Immokalee, FL 34142. DRIVER NEEDED for a Company in Hendry County, must have a FL CDL Class B license w/Hazmat. Great bene ts: guaranteed 45 hr/week, quarterly bonus, health Ins., employer paid short & long term disability, life ins., & 401K with matching employer contributions, & competitive wages. Email resume & quali cations to: resume381@gmail.com. DRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsCORAL PINES APARTMENTS~ IMMOKALEE ~Apts. 601 to 613 Nassau St., 2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet, verticals, laundry on premises. Convenient location in quiet residential area. $600 includes water/sewer/trash No Application Fee. Apply at 601 Nassau St. #4 Immokalee or Call 239-694-1951 Apartments Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Apartments MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Houses RentFarm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way. Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentFELDA 2 br./2 ba. off CR 830 Good cond. $500/month Call: 239-369-9567 or 239-565-5033 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Business & Service Directory AUCTION1997 Buick1G4CU5210V4603644 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onOct 15, 2012 at 9amKeiths Towing (239) 657-5741 Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 6 Immokalee Bulletin October 4, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER...


Great need for non-perishable foodsSt. Matthew’s House over ows ve days a week with hungry men, women, and children. In response, they distribute up to 50 bags of groceries each day. Even as the organization diligently continues to feed the hungry, its Naples food pantry runs dangerously low. St. Matthew’s House is seeking donations of nonperishable food items, so that they aren’t forced to turn hungry families away. Items in highest demand include: canned meats, dry cereal, pasta and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, boxed macaroni & cheese, powered & evaporated milk, and dry & canned beans. This is an extremely dif cult time for St. Matthew’s House! It’s not the result of decreased support. In fact, the organization received a recent outpouring of support in response to their typical annual needs. However, they are struggling with an increasing demand for services which the usual level of giving simply cannot handle. Last year alone, the organization provided emergency housing to 1,563 men, women, and children and served over 160,000 meals. The needs of the community are so great and the organization’s need for support is greater than ever. Without signi cant nonperishable food donations, the organization will be forced to scale back its distribution. You can help feed those in need by dropping off your donations of nonperishable food items to 2001 Airport Road, South; Naples, FL 34112 or by making a monetary donating online at: https://app.etapestry.com/hosted / StMatthew/OnlineDonation.html. Direct Assistance food distribution takes place at 2001 Airport Road S.; Naples, FL (Mon, Wed, Friday 1-3 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 3-5:30 p.m.) St. Matthew’s House Food Pantry is starving for food items Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 7 Immokalee Bulletin October 4, 2012 “In The Pink” Charity Slot tournament to bene t Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southwest Florida and on-site mammograms with mobile mammo on Oct. 6Seminole Casino Immokalee has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southwest Florida for the “In the Pink” charity slot tournament on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. In honor of Breast Cancer A wareness Month, this tournament will give players the chance to win big, while supporting a worthy cause. For a nominal fee of $10, players will have the opportunity to participate in slot tournaments throughout the day and attempt to beat out their opponents to accumulate the highest score. At the end of the evening, the four highest scoring players will win the prize pool. The winner will receive a gift basket which includes one-night stay at the Hyatt, two movie tickets for Hollywood Theatre, dinner for two at the casino, dinner for two at California Pizza Kitchen and Susan G. Komen merchandise. As part of this charity tournament, Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southwest Florida will receive $5 per entry fee, with the remaining $5 being contributed to the prize pool. Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southwest Florida is the premier breast cancer awareness organization committed to research, education, advocacy, health services and social support programs. The tournament takes place in the Event Pavilion. To participate, visit the Player’s Club, located near the Event Pavilion, on the day of the event. Time slots are given on a rst-comerst-serve basis and players will only be allowed to participate in one session to accumulate their highest score. Must be 21 years of age or older. To learn more about “In the Pink” tournament, visit www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Additionally, Radiology Regional Center’s Mobile Mammo Coach will be on site on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exam takes 20 minutes. No appointment is necessary. Patients should bring the name and address of their primary care physician, medical insurance card and a picture ID. A discounted price of $150 is offered to selfpay patients. Mammograms continue to be the gold standards and are key to life-saving early detection of breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that one third of all breast cancer deaths in America each could be prevented by earl y detection. The American College of Radiology and the American Cancer Society recommends a baseline mammogram at age 40, followed by an annual screening thereafter if you asymptomatic. To learn about the Mobile Mammo Coach, visit www.radiologyregional.com. Casino honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month The League of Women Voter of Collier County is pleased to announce two upcoming free forums to which the public is invited. A Candidates’ Forum is scheduled for W ednesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. for candidates for Sheriff and for Commission Districts 1 and 5. It will be held in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers (3rd Floor, Administration Building, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples). The forum will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 97 and replayed by Collier County government. This forum will provide the public with an opportunity to hear the candidates speak on their positions. A Constitutional Amendment Forum will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at the North Naples United Methodist Church Sanctuary (6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. The forum is sponsored by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Collier Community Alliance, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Naples Daily News. The eleven amendments on the ballot require careful study and consideration by the voters. The forum will present information necessary for an informed decision based on facts for these legislaturesponsored amendments. Speakers, who are well versed in the issues, will present the pros and cons of those amendments. The moderator will be Jeff Lytle, Naples Daily News Editorial Page Editor. The League of Women Voters of Florida has posted nonpartisan information on the eleven amendments at www..the oridavoter.org. League Of Women Voters of Collier County sponsors two forums in month of October Using social media to build your business workshop setLet social media increase your market share! A workshop to help business owners understand the bene ts of social media in business is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. until noon. This workshop is Free but pre-registration is essential. The workshop, presented by Ingrid Molina and Javier Fuller of Fuller Online Solutions will introduce such concepts as: Why your business should be on Social Media; do’s and don’ts when marketing; social media etiquette; best techniques to increase your business bottom line and how to build your list of friends, followers, likes, etc. The workshop will be held at 1320 N. 15th Street, Immokalee. Call 239-867-4121 ext 206 or go online: MarieCapita@immokalee.biz


8 Immokalee Bulletin October 4, 2012